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10 Zingers for the (Rat-Fink) Book Editor Who Rejected Your Novel

Yes, fellow fiction writers, when it comes to writing novels and fuming about rejection letters, I can feel your pain. That’s why I created these 10 humorous zingers to take away the sting.  By the way: the inspiration for this post came…
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10 Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story #WIP #WriteTip #Humor

Are you making progress toward your writing goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer's Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chews up good inspiration…
How to Choose a Pseudonym
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Pseudonyms: How to Choose a Pen Name for Novel Writing

Pseudonyms abound in writing circles.  What doesn't abound is clear and insightful advice on how to choose the best pen name for a long-term career in novel writing. Let's have some fun.  Check out the names of these genre fiction authors: …
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How to Write Body Language for Fiction Characters

Okay.  Quiz time. You want to convey to your reader that your hero is angry.  What body language would you describe? He crosses his legs. He plants his fists on his hips. He strokes his beard. He chews his pen cap. He leans…
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Secrets of a Bestselling Author: How to Become a Writing Machine #writing #writetip #selfpub #humor

So you want to become a writing machine? You want to write more content for your novel every day? Excellent plan! The more you write, the more books you'll have to sell. If you sell more books, you can drive more creditors away from your…
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Writing Tips: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Genre

Whether you write Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, or some other genre, you'll find the writing tips in today's guest post invaluable!   Please help me welcome award-winning author, Lois Winston, whose heroine-sleuth was dubbed by Kirkus Reviews:…
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Amateur Writing: Do Your eBooks Give Indie Authors a Bad Name?

Picture Yours Truly indulging in a rare pleasure these days:  taking time to open a new book, published by a small electronic press. The cover of the book I’m browsing looks good. The author has been published before by this small press. …
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Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing

I just finished reading an interesting post by a published author. This writer was lamenting the number of flaming criticisms that readers posted, objecting to the F* bomb in the author's Contemporary Romance novel. While I heartily empathize…
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Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee "No Sale"

Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee "No Sale"  Seeking ideas for a story plot that will end your book with a bang?  Trying to beef up a weak story resolution so your novel catches the eye of a book editor?  You're…
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Tips for Dealing with Book Reviewers

Have you ever wondered how somebody gets to hang their shingle as a "book reviewer?"  Would you like to know how to make "nice" with a reviewer for your own book?  Carrie Slager's guest columns have the answers. This post is part one of a…